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Global Markets: U.S. imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 9 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Ahead of United States/China trade talks, the U.S. imposed visa restrictions on some Chinese officials, casting a dark cloud over the negotiations. The U.S. took the measure on Tuesday reportedly in response to […] Read more

U.S. senators seek probe of JBS

Brasilia | Reuters — Two U.S. senators called on the U.S. Treasury on Tuesday to open an investigation into the world’s largest meat processing company, Brazil’s JBS S.A. , due to alleged ties with the Venezuelan government of leftist President Nicolas Maduro. President Donald Trump’s government has imposed sanctions on dozens of top Venezuelan officials […] Read more

GRAINS-U.S. wheat, corn, soy rally after finding technical support

(Updates with closing prices, adds new analyst quote) By Mark Weinraub CHICAGO, Oct 8 (Reuters) – U.S. corn, soybean and wheat futures rose on Tuesday, rebounding from weakness in the overnight session after finding technical support, traders said. Wheat notched the biggest gain, with the benchmark Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat contract […] Read more

Canadian Financial Close: Housing starts keep loonie from falling further

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, OCT. 8 (MarketsFarm) – The Canadian dollar was slightly lower at market close on Tuesday, as better than expected housing starts out-weighed declines in crude oil prices. The loonie finished the day at US$0.7506 or US$1=C$1.3323, which compares with Monday’s close of US$0.7515 or C$1.3306. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation reported […] Read more

North American Grain and Oilseed Review: Winter-like weather pushes up bids

By Glen Hallick, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 8 (MarketsFarm) – Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Futures canola contracts were stronger Tuesday, as canola continued to demonstrated some independent strength. Along with gains in the Chicago soy complex, canola bids received support from the Prairie weather forecast. Today Alberta and Saskatchewan were hit with below zero Celsius temperatures along […] Read more

ICE canola midday: Bids showing some independent strength

By Glen Hallick, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 8 (MarketsFarm) – ICE Futures canola contracts were higher at midday Tuesday, exhibiting a little bit of independent strength while benefitting from firmness in the Chicago soy complex, according to a Winnipeg-based trader. He estimated canola bids were showing about C$2 to C$4 per tonne in independent strength, which […] Read more

Using ratios to calculate your farm’s performance

Use this simple but powerful tool to see how you’re really doing on your farm

Last month, we looked at how a review and assessment of your marketing can help make your production sales more balanced, easier to manage and ultimately more profitable. This month, we’ll look at how these marketing practices are part of a bigger picture called gross margin efficiencies. As we all know, commodity sales are your […] Read more